International Policy Practice 2013/2014 Winter
(IPP WT 2013-14)

 This course requires an enrolment key

International governmental and non-governmental organizations play an important role in global policy (making). This course enables students interested in international organizations, development and global governance to gain a deeper understanding of the processes and structures determining the character and outcome of (global) policy-making. The course complements the academic analysis of IOs, INGOs and policy networks provided in other courses by offering insights into the practical functioning of these organizations and institutions.

To this end, the course features a series of guest lectures by selected members of the global policy-making community and puts students in direct contact with practitioners. Students will gain insights into the functioning of international institutions, NGOs and policy networks. For students with previous professional experience, the course provides an opportunity to reflect on that experience; for students aiming for a career as an international civil servant or an employee of an IO or (I)NGO, the course provides insights into the operational logics of the international policy community. In addition, students will be able to build on a number of contacts with representatives of these organizations, which they can draw from in their future professional life.

This course requires an enrolment key